Michele is an Associate Professor of Architecture at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) School of Architecture and Design. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and studied at the Architectural Association in London, UK. Michele is a Registered Architect in New York State and has practiced Architecture in the New York metropolitan area for twenty five years.
Michele and her husband, David Christopher Boyle, recently completed New York City's first legal two family dwelling constructed of recycled shipping containers in Brooklyn, NY.
Michele was the Principal Investigator for New York Institute of Technology's entry for the 2005 SolarDecathlon. "Green Machine/Blue space", as the house was dubbed by students, was designed and built by a multi-disciplinary team of students and faculty from NYIT and the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA). It is America's first solar hydrogen home. Today, the house is inhabited and operating at the USMMA campus, Kings Point, Long Island.
Michele worked with Office for Planning and Architecture's Lisa Iulo and Bruce Quigley on sustainable housing for Petersburg, PA., Petersburg Commons.